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Wagstaff after repeat showing from Barking against Luton

PUBLISHED: 18:00 09 October 2014

Barking head coach Steve Wagstaff. Pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO

Barking head coach Steve Wagstaff. Pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO

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London One North preview: Luton v Barking

Barking head coach Steve Wagstaff wants more of the same from his side as they prepare to face Luton in London One North on Saturday.

The Gale Street side were buoyed by last weekend’s 64-14 success over Ipswich and go into the game full of confidence.

However, Wagstaff will be wary of a side that challenged for the title right until the bitter end last season.

“We’ve got to respect every side in this league and no game is an easy one,” said Wagstaff.

“The boys have taken that on board now and hopefully we can build on that.

“We just hadn’t clicked before last weekend, and it was nice to see the team playing with that sense of freedom.

“Hopefully we can have more of the same this weekend, but we are up against a strong outfit and we will have to be at our best to get something from it.”

Wagstaff was pleased to welcome back Sam Clark (below) to the side following a finger injury picked up in the 22-17 loss to Chingford on the second weekend of the season.

And despite several players making a return to the squad, the Barking head coach is hoping things can only improve when others return from injury.

“It was great to have Sam Clark back in the team, he had been out for a little while,” he added.

“But Sam Randle at 13 was also back and he was absolutely devastating at times against Ipswich.

“There wasn’t a bad performance against Ipswich, but there’s still a few missing through injury so hopefully when we get them back we can go on from strength to strength.”


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